If you’ve already dipped a toe into the exciting world of virtual reality online gaming, you’ll know just how significantly it enhances the gaming experience. If you’re itching to start before the rest of the world jumps on the bandwagon, here are five great online virtual reality games to try…
1 – CASINO VR: POKER
Within moments of firing up that Oculus Rift headset you’ll be transported to the lobby of a Las Vegas hotel, poker games happening all around you. You assume an avatar and then explore the casino, taking on opponents, and interacting with them along the way. As real-life poker is such an interactive game, the opportunity to play in virtual reality really steps things up a notch, and makes it feel far closer to the real thing.
2 – KEEP TALKING AND NOBODY EXPLODES
Here’s a good one to play with your buddies. The premise of the game is that one person dons the headset and is greeted with the sight of a bomb. The rest of the team have the dismantling guides (free downloads), and they have to talk the person in VR through disarming the bomb. This high-pressure game is great fun, and an exciting suggestion of what might be to come in the future of virtual reality.
3 – ADR1FT
This space exploration game will give you the chance to experience the world you’ve up until now only been able to watch in movies like The Martian, and Interstellar. This is a great place to begin your journey into the world of virtual reality, as you take on a series of challenges in a battle to save yourself and your crew from the pitch-black vastness of space.
4 –THE VANISHING OF ETHAN CARTER
If you’ve always fancied yourself as a bit of a detective – this game is perfect for finally discovering whether you’re right. Your task as detective is to look for clues in the case of lost child, Ethan Carter. Expect a moody experience, and encounters with the occult.
5 – LUCKY’S TALE
We can’t give a top five without chucking in a platform game that’ll remind you of your youth playing Mario. Follow Lucky, a cheeky fox, as he navigates his way around the game searching for his buddy. Expect multiple levels, boss battles, and lots of additional mini-games to keep you interested.